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  • Terminal 1 Exit to smoke?
    Oct 17, 2014
    United Flight arrives at 4:30 - Connection is at 6 - Both Terminal 1. Advise closest exit to smoke please. Thank you!


    There's only one exit to Terminal 1 - the front doors. Note that the Chicago code requires you to go quite a ways away from the doors to smoke as well. You have enough time as long as you head back to security by 5:15.


    Thank you...actually, it appears that my connection departs from Concourse B. Is that closer to the exit doors? TY again..;)


    I forgot to mention..I am flying First Class - will that make a difference on timing? Security? TY...


  • Enough time?
    Feb 24, 2015
    I have a flight that arrives at LGA at 4:55 and have to catch a flight on Aeroflot at 8:20 in JFK. Do I have enough time?


    It should be doable. It will take about an hour to get between the two airports via a taxi at that time, so assuming it takes about 20 minutes to get your luggage, you will get to JFK around 6:15, still over 2 hours before your Aeroflot flight. However, that assumes that your first flight is on-time.


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  • Connecting flight AMS-ODR-SFO
    Aug 27, 2014
    I have connecting flight from AMS-ODR-SFO. Layover in Chicago is 1 hour and 45 minutes. I'm not an US-citizen, so my biggest concern is the lane at the migration. This is my first time at the O'hare airport, so I also don't know the distance from the migration to the baggage claim and from the baggage claim to the counter to drop off my bags again. Could you please tell me the connecting flight procedure? Is there a fast lane at the migration for people who need to catch their next flight? Is 1 hour and 45 minutes enough time to make the connection? And how far is the baggage claim to the drop off counter?


  • Re-check Baggage? Domestic-International Flight
    Aug 24, 2014
    Arriving UA from SAN to ESB connecting flight in IAH. do I have to collect checked baggage and re-check for the onward flight?


    You do not collect baggage or go through customs on connections when leaving the US. So, no.


  • Customs Info
    Jan 2, 2015
    I am flying on July 19 from Santo Domingo to Atlanta with layover in NY at Kennedy airport? Do I go through immigration and customs in NY or Atlanta or both?


    You will go through US Immigration and customs in New York.


    no actually that is wrong, Atlanta will make you go through customs when you get off plane


  • Meeting at Baggage Claim for 3 different airlines
    Jun 14, 2014
    Help...have to meet grandchildren. United from Newark, American from O'Hare and I'm arriving USAir from Phoenix. HELP!!!


  • Enough Time
    Jun 6, 2014
    I arrive from IAD at 2:31 PM UA 1283 tomorrow and need to make a connecting flight UA 5560 to PSP which departs at 3:07 PM. I do not know what gates I arrive or take out of, the first United Airlines the second United Express. Will I have enough time? I will also be traveling alone with my two year old son, is there any assistance that I can request?


    The only way is the shuttle bus. T1 and T3 are closer than they look on the map.


  • Customs
    Jun 5, 2014
    I am flying in from Mexico, do I need to go through customs again before boarding an ongoing flight?


    1 Hour is not enough time for your connection. You need to get an earlier flight from Venice. It can take a half hour to get from T1 where you arrive to T5 where you need to check in for your United flight. By the time you get there, you will have missed the bag and check-in cutoff time.


  • Son is on first international flight
    May 14, 2014
    My son is flying United from Seattle to SFO and then taking Lufthansa to France. Where does he go through customs; Seattle or SFO? His layover at SFO in only about an hour and a half.


    He will only go through EU customs when he enters the EU in Germany after his lufthansa flight. You do not have to go through customs when exiting the US.


  • How long will it take for me to go to southwest airline terminal?
    Mar 31, 2014
    Hi. I'm going to be flying in from SFO to LAX on Virgin American around 5:45. And then i have another flight from LAX to PHX on Southwest Airline at 8:15. I'm worried that I might not make it to the terminal because these two flights are not connected. How long will baggage claim take if I'm flying domestic? and do you think I'll make it to southwest and catch my flight on time?


    You should have enough time. Your bags will probably be out within 20 minutes of arrival. It's about a 10-15 minute walk along the curbfront from T3 to T1 (walk to the left, against the flow of traffic).


  • Customs Security
    Mar 23, 2014
    I am flying from Regan National airport to IAH on my way to Mexico. Do I have to go through customs security in IAH since Regan is not International?


    You do not have to go through customs when you LEAVE the country, only when you enter. You will go through customs for the country you are traveling to when you arrive there.


  • Connecting
    Dec 16, 2013
    I am travelling to Costa Rica from Toronto, with a 1.5 hour connecting time. Looks like we fly into Terminal B and fly out of Terminal C. Do we have to go through customs in Houston or will that be done in Toronto? Will we be able to make our connection?


    Use the US customs clearance at Toronto. You will arrive at Terminal B and depart from Terminal C - take the TerminaLink Train running inside security to T-C. Terminal C is for United Express - operated by its regional partners ExpressJet, SkyWest, Shuttle America & Trans States. You have plenty of transfer time.


    You will pre-clear US immigration in Toronto. You could arrive in Terminal A, B or C in IAH. You will depart from Terminal E. The TerminaLink train connects all terminals at IAH beyond security. You should have plenty of time.


  • 8 hours MAN-ORD-LAS
    Dec 15, 2013
    flying into O'Hare 28/12 en route to LAS. Can we leave the airport having arrived from UK to visit Chicago before onward flight to LAS?? we are fliying with AA


    Yes, you can take the CTA 'L' Blue Line Train into the city (Clark & Lake station) or the youthful Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhood (Damen station). It takes about 45 minutes to get from O'Hare to those stations, so keep that in mind. You should get back to ORD about 80 minutes before your flight to LAS.


  • southwest flights
    Oct 14, 2013
    I will fly in on flight 371 from AMA and connect to flight 2787 in Denver going to Philly where are these gates I will be using


    While your arrival via Southwest Airline is at gate C-49, your departure is not yet listed; however, if by same same airline, just walk to your connecting gate (Concourse C has gates C28 - C39 and C40 - C49 on either side of the center.)


  • Smoking
    Sep 28, 2013
    Have you smoking area in the airport


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